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OSCAR WINNING FILM - 1 Win / 8 Nominations 
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Including: Best Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actress

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It was just another day at work for Louise. But then she saw the news of the ‘Arrival’ of alien spacecraft that have suddenly, inexplicably appeared across the globe. 

She’s an expert linguist who can fluently speak many languages, and the army have recruited her to help them communicate with the aliens. But everyone is frightened, unsure what the aliens intend, and she only has a limited time to make contact. And how do you even begin to translate a completely alien, unknowable language? 

Why are they here? Find out for yourself with ‘Arrival’, a tense, thought-provoking sci-fi thriller by the director of ‘Sicario’. 

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  • Genre
    Drama, Science Fiction
  • Cast members
    Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
  • Running time
    116 minutes
  • Directed by
    Denis Villeneuve
  • Language


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Reviewer: GetfunkyDate: 2017-02-20

For me, this movie was kinda deep. 'Aliens', the exchange of language and conversations because the humans and the unknown. the twist at the end. i enjoyed this Drama though its one of those films that gets me thinking about it when i go home.


Reviewer: Adam.Date: 2016-12-09

One of the best sci-fi films I've ever seen. Different to the norm in a great way. An easy 5/5.

Great Sci-Fi

Reviewer: JuliemDate: 2016-11-26

Really enjoyed the film. If you didn't get the matrix then you won't get this. Very clever and makes you think in a different direction to normal sci-fi. Agree Adams will be up for award. Worth seeing if you want to have your understanding challenged.


Reviewer: JuneBDate: 2016-11-26

Staggering, amazing film. I looked at other reviews before I saw it - all seemed to be either one star, or five - which would it be?? For me, five stars, without question. Incredibly powerful and emotional. Hard to put into words - just brilliant.

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